The Good Food Institute

Director of Finance (REMOTE)

Washington, D.C.

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Oversee GFI’s finances to ensure accuracy, transparency, and long-term mission viability

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually.

How You Will Make a Difference

The Director of Finance will play a critical role in executing key tasks and partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision-making and operations. This is a tremendous opportunity to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization. The successful candidate will oversee GFI’s overall financial reporting and internal controls, finance strategy, and budgeting. The Director of Finance will be responsible for:

  • Implementing a robust financial management and reporting system to ensure that accurate financial data and steady cash flows support operational requirements and that expenses are well managed and transparent.
  • Working with a part-time accountant (contractor) to resolve accounting issues, including reconciling financial statements, reviewing transactions entered into QuickBooks, responding to inquiries, and reviewing expense reports.
  • Managing tax reporting and tax implications of strategic initiatives.
  • Overseeing internal controls, including updating GFI’s Finance and Accounting Manual, creating and maintaining SOPs, and implementing an automated expense reimbursement process.
  • Analyzing and presenting financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicating fully reconciled monthly and annual financial statements; collating financial reporting materials for all donor segments; and overseeing financial, project/program, and grants accounting.
  • Overseeing and leading annual budgeting and planning process; monitoring progress and changes; and keeping the leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Coordinating and leading the annual audit process and liaising with external auditors and the Audit Committee of GFI’s Board of Directors.
  • Working with the Executive Director to set overall financial strategy (analyzing financial flows, managing long term reserves, coordinating with the budgeting team, and determining funding).
  • Working in conjunction with General Counsel to provide tax advice and develop and oversee GFI’s overall risk management strategy.
  • Overseeing financial management, budgeting, and compliance for GFI’s international financial operations.
  • Performing other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Who We’re Looking For

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in financial management.
  • An Accounting or Business degree; CPA preferred.
  • Experience completing financial tasks small and large.
  • Work experience at a nonprofit organization strongly preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Support for GFI’s philosophy and ability to advocate professionally for GFI’s positions.

We want the best people and we don’t want biases holding us back. We strongly encourage people of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritize an inclusive climate absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team.

The Fine Print

  • Terms of employment: Full-time, non-exempt
  • Reports to: Bruce Friedrich, Executive Director
  • Location: Remote (United States)
  • Benefits: Working from home (we can also work with you on co-working space options, if you prefer), full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, flexible holiday and vacation plans, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues.

Application Deadline: December 2, 2018


Time commitment: Full time

Applications due: 2018-12-02

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  • Created by Anastasia Orth
  • Submitted 08 Oct
  • Last updated 08 Oct